Retrieved 4 October Congratulations to all involved. I never thought he'd change his mind and vote yes What legal benefits do married couples have that de facto couples do not? Read about our editorial guiding principles and the enforceable standard our journalists follow.
Gay marriage Newspoll shows Australians overwhelmingly voting Yes
Essential . Archived from the original on 13 September Liberal Democrats. It also found a high level of support for same-sex marriage among those who have not yet voted, with 56 per cent of all respondents in favour of the legislative change and 37 per cent against. Unlike elections or referendums , there were no automatic special regulations relating to advertising requirements or prohibited content for the survey of the kind found in the Electoral Act. Not only did assaults double, but far-right groups have since continued to target the LGBT community.
Why Australia's same-sex marriage result was not a surprise
These unions provide couples with most, though not all, of the legal rights of marriage, although those rights may be difficult to assert and are not always recognised in practice. Turnout was slightly higher among women All Australians whose names are on the electoral roll or had applied to be put on the roll before 24 August were mailed a survey form and enrolled Australians living overseas along with those in certain special categories were entitled to complete a survey using paperless methods. While the passage of same-sex marriage sent a powerful message, the effects of stigma will likely be felt for some time. The marriage law postal survey is a disappointing tale of party politics and the dangers of confusing a moral issue with a democratic one.
The Australian. Retrieved 21 November Archived from the original on 6 August The ABS advised that such an action would likely constitute an offence under the Census and Statistics Act , the Commonwealth Criminal Code and the survey safeguards legislation passed by Parliament. The High Court pronounced its orders in both cases on 7 September Archived from the original on 22 August